Salute row: Kerala ADGP Rishi Raj Singh gets showcause notice

Singh had kicked up a row after he did not salute the home minister when he arrived at a police function in Thrissur.

Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: July 23, 2015 1:30 am
Salute row, Kerala ADGP Salute row, Kerala government, ADGP Rishi Raj Singh, Ramesh Chennithala, Kerala news, india news, nation news ADGP Rishi Raj Singh (left) in his seat as Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala arrives at the venue.(Source: Express file photo)

The Kerala government served showcause notice to ADGP Rishi Raj Singh on Wednesday for his failure to salute Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala during a police function earlier this month. In the notice issued by the home department, Singh was asked to give an explanation for his conduct.

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Singh had kicked up a row after he did not salute the home minister when he arrived at a police function in Thrissur. While other IPS officers on the dais saluted Chennithala, Singh remained on his seat.

Later, when the issue snowballed into a controversy, Singh justified his conduct, saying that he was only a guest and was supposed to stand up only when the national anthem was sung.

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